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Elite Parabolic Rollers
Elite Parabolic Rollers
MSRP: $ 210.00

Description
Sleek, minimalist and compact design - this is the primo roller. Three thermoplastic drums mounted into an adjustable frame allow all sizes of bike to be used The rider can move freely and therefore...
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Reviewed by: 
feedthewave

Review Date
April 5, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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Price Paid: $499.00 at Arcadia, Lenox MA

Favorite Ride:
Marin Fairfax

Bike Setup:
Marin

Summary:
Ninja! The Elite is smooth and demanding, an intellectual and physical challenge that has zero intention of letting you ignore where you are and what you are doing. Dynamic, responsive and highly interactive training, not for dreamers. I've never used rollers before and I had it together in under an hour, from there plenty of variations on the ride, so don't be intimidated, just be present!

Strengths:
Sleek apartment friendly design, folds up to tuck away. Easy to adjust to any length, nothing to figure out except how to maintain your balance, find your center and reach deep. Very sturdy, well made, stable.

Weaknesses:
None that I've noticed in daily use.

Similar Products Used:
Magnetic and wind resistance.


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Reviewed by: 
newbie27

Review Date
January 13, 2007

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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1.00 of 5, 1 votes

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Price Paid: $210.00 at Elite dealer in Germ

Favorite Ride:
foothills of freising

Bike Setup:
Scott CR1, ultegra

Summary:
I have just bought them and used it on 2 occasions and I must say that either I am a real bad rider or these rollers are not as easy as people say they are. On the first day I fell down about 6 times, sometimes I even rode off it and once I fell off badly and cut my ankle on the frame. On the 2nd time, it was much better but one needs so much concentration its not fun any more. In the end I could cycle for about 5 mins at the most without losing my balance - but at least I did not fall down although I did still ride off the rollers once. I am still determined to keep hammering away but I have to say I wish someone told me about these downsides before I bought them. I am now thinking of giving them another few attempts and if it still doesn't work out I might try talking to my Elite dealer if I can return it and upgrade to another type of trainer by paying the difference. By the way, I am following the manaufacturer's advice to start riding by placing the rollers between doorways to act as a support, I would have fallen down on more occasions otherwise!

Strengths:
Ease of set up, and no adjustments needed to your bike, just put it on the rollers and ride away although there are other major downsides.

Weaknesses:
1st, the rollers are about 4 inches high, so you are not likely to be able to straddle your bike. In fact even getting on is not easy. 2nd, you need to concentrate like hell to maintain your balance. 3rd, it's super sensitive to the slightest movements of your hands on the handlebars, so I can't manage to shift my hands from one position to the drops for example without losing my balance. I can forget about riding hands off, or adjusting my iPod etc. 4th, although the rollers are shaped in a way to help you stay on them, the higher outer edges of the rollers actually cause me to lose my balance easily as the wheels wobble near them.

Similar Products Used:
none.


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Reviewed by: 
NFields

Review Date
January 27, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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4.33 of 5, 6 votes

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Price Paid: $239.00 at LBS

Favorite Ride:
Foothills PKY

Bike Setup:
2004 Specialized Roubaix Elite

Summary:
Excellent product and speedy delivery by LBS.

Strengths:
Sealed bearings, ease of transport and set-up. Heavy, solid frame work.

Weaknesses:
none apparent

Similar Products Used:
mag trainers


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